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HouseBill Number: 4064Primary Sponsor: RudnickType of Legislation: CRSubject: Aharonov, Dr. YakirDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Jan 15, 1992Computer Document Number: BBM/9535.JMIntroduced Date: Jan 14, 1992Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: Jan 15, 1992Last History Type: Received from SenateScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: RudnickType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 4064 House Jan 15, 1992 Received from Senate 4064 Senate Jan 15, 1992 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence 4064 House Jan 14, 1992 Introduced, adopted, sent to SenateView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
EXTENDING CONGRATULATIONS TO DR. YAKIR AHARONOV, PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, ON BEING AWARDED THE ELLIOTT CRESSON MEDAL BY THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE OF PHILADELPHIA.
Whereas, in May, 1991, Dr. Yakir Aharonov, professor of physics at the University of South Carolina, was awarded the prestigious Elliott Cresson Medal by the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia for his work in theoretical physics; and
Whereas, this award placed Dr. Aharonov in elite company in the scientific world inasmuch as previous recipients of the Cresson Medal have included individuals such as Henry For, Alexander Graham Bell, Orville Wright, and Werner von Braun; and
Whereas, Dr. Aharonov's advancement was the result of his work in the 1950's with Dr. David Bohm when the two scientists discovered that a magnetic field alters the behavior of electrons without touching them; and
Whereas, Dr. Aharonov is clearly a very distinguished professor and has been at USC since 1973; and
Whereas, the people of South Carolina are proud of his accomplishments and grateful for his contributions to science, and the General Assembly considers his award highly deserving of recognition. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, extends congratulations to Dr. Yakir Aharonov, professor of physics at the University of South Carolina, on being awarded the Elliott Cresson medal by the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Dr. Aharonov and to Dr. John M. Palms, president of the University of South Carolina.